Grand Forks hosting fibre festival

An idea took shape in January 2010 when a group of local artisans got together over coffee and talked about workshops and festivals they had attended over the years.

An idea took shape in January 2010 when a group of local artisans got together over coffee and talked about workshops and festivals they had attended over the years.

The group became the Boundary Fibre Festival Society in June and Fibre Fusion at the Forks was on its way to becoming the first fibre festival in Grand Forks.

What is a fibre festival? There will be three days of workshops taught by artisans from B.C., Alberta and Washington State.

Some of the courses include quilting techniques, spinning, weaving, braid making, basketry, felting, preparing animal fleeces, lace and sock knitting, doll making, rug hooking, clothing design and sewing, woodcarving and much more.

We have room for approximately 200 participants but we encourage people to register early to avoid disappointment. In the evenings there will be guest speakers sharing information about photographing and marketing your work.

We have also invited vendors from B.C. and Alberta who will be selling everything fibre at our merchant mall. Only quality items will be for sale and some merchants will also be giving demonstrations of what can be created with their products.

Our goal is to introduce those who have never worked with fibre to diverse and beautiful mediums as well as to further the knowledge and skills of artisans and crafters – and, of course, to meet new people and have fun while creating.

The festival will take place Aug. 11 to 13 at the Gospel Chapel on 7048 Donaldson Dr.

Workshop hours will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and the merchant mall will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

You will find more information on instructors, workshops and fees as well as a class schedule on our website:

The workshop information, schedule and registration form can all be printed from the website. If you have any further questions you may contact Lynn at 442-2083 or Jan at 442-2575.

We hope to see you there!

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